4 March 2014
Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (13:44): I rise to inform the House of a unique, award-winning business operating at Oxford Street, Epping in my electorate of Bennelong. SWEETNESS The Patisserie is a small business thriving on innovation, passion and hard work. Gena Karpf came from a foodie family and discovered a love for baking sweet treats at a very young age. After moving to Australia from Alaska, Gena turned her passion into a profession and became a fully qualified pastry chef. Gena is now the head of a gifted, hardworking team of pastry chefs who regard themselves as passionate confectioners and purveyors of sweet gift food.
Over the past few years, SWEETNESS has won an array of awards, including delicious. magazine’s produce awards, Sydney Royal Regional Food show awards and, most recently, two gold and a silver medal at the Royal Melbourne Fine Foods Awards. SWEETNESS now supply their delicious salted vanilla caramel bonbons to Qantas. SWEETNESS The Patisserie is an example of hard work and inspiration, the result of the right combination of vision, energy and passion that can be tasted in every bite. I recommend to all of my colleagues in this place that they visit me in Bennelong any opportunity they have to taste Gena’s genius.
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